DIE Lunæ, 13 die Martii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
|His Royal Highness the Duke of Yorke.
Epus. St. Asaph.
|Sir Orlando Bridgman, Miles et Bar. Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Robertus Comes Lyndsey, Magnus Camerarius Angliæ.
Jacobus Comes Brecknock, Senescallus Hospitii Domini Regis.
Edwardus Comes Manchester, Camerarius Hospitii Domini Regis.
Vicecomes de Stafford.
|Ds. Arlington, One of the Principal Secretaries of State.
Ds. Howard Castle Rysing.
King's Answer to the Petition against Popery.
The Lord Keeper reported, "That both Houses of
Parliament this Morning waited on His Majesty, and
presented Him with the Petition against the Growth
of Popery. And His Majesty was graciously pleased
to return an Answer to this Effect:
"That He would presently issue out His Proclamation
for the banishing of Popish Priests and Jesuits, and
give Charge that the Laws against Popery should be
put in Execution; and that He would take all the
Care He could, for suppressing the Growth of Popery.
"That it was no Wonder, if he did make a Distinction between those who had newly changed their
Religion, and those who were bred up in it, and
had faithfully served His Father and Himself in the
King's Consent signified to Arundel House Bill.
The Lord Steward signified, "That he was commanded by His Majesty to acquaint their Lordships,
That the Bill brought into this House, giving Power
to the Guardians of the Duke of Norfolk to make
Leases for Years, of Arundell House, &c. was brought
in by His Majesty's Knowledge and Consent some
Arundel House Bill.
vice lecta est Billa, "An Act giving Power to
the Guardians of the Duke of Norfolke to make
Leases for Years, of Arundell House, and of the Tenements and Goods thereunto belonging, and for
new building the same."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Bill is
committed to these Lords following:
L. Great Chamberlain.
Vicecomes de Stafford.
Their Lordships, or any Five; to meet To-morrow
Morning, at Nine of the Clock, in the Prince's
Message from H. C. with a Bill; to remind the Lords of One; and for a Conference on the Boston Navigation Bill.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Sir Thomas Meare and others; which consisted of
1. To present a Bill to prevent the Growth of Popery; to which their Lordships Concurrence is desired.
2. To put their Lordships in Mind of a Bill depending
in this House, for taking Accompts of the Money given
for Relief of those Poor who suffered by the late
dreadful Fire in the City of London.
3. To desire a Conference concerning the Bill for improving the Navigation between Boston and the River of
The Answer returned was:
That this House will give a Conference, as is desired; and their Lordships appoints the same to be
presently, in the Painted Chamber.
Message from H. C. for a Conference about Merchants Ships Bill.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Sir John Talbot and others:
To desire a Conference, upon the Amendments in
the Bill for preventing the Delivery-up of Merchants
Ships to Pirates.
The Answer returned was:
That this House will give a Conference, as is desired;
and appoints the same to be presently after the Conference appointed this Day, in the same Place.
The Committee for London Poor are to meet To-morrow, at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon.
The Earl of North'on reported, "That the Committee have considered the Bill concerning Mr. Nevill
Yelverton; and have made some Alterations therein,
which are offered to the Consideration of this House."
Which Alterations, being read Twice, were Agreed
to; and the Bill ordered to be engrossed, with the Alterations.
Sir A. Hacket's Bill.
The Earl of Essex reported, "That the Committee
have considered the Bill concerning Sir Andrew
Hackett, and think it fit to pass as it is."
It is ORDERED, That this Bill be engrossed.
Additional Corn and Salt Measures Bill.
vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for ascertaining
the Measures of Corn and Salt."
ORDERED, That this Bill be committed to the same
Committee as the Duke of Norff' Bill is.
These Lords following were appointed to report
the Two Conference now to be had with the
House of Commons:
L. Great Chamberlain.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the
Lords went to the Conference; which being ended,
the House was resumed.
Report of the Conference on the Boston and Trent Navigation Bill.
The Lord Great Chamberlain reported the Effect of
the Conference with the House of Commons, concerning the Bill for improving the Navigation between the
Town of Boston and the River of Trent:
"That the House of Commons agree to all their
Lordships Amendments, except the First Clause in the
Parchment marked (A), ending with the Words ["any
Thing in the said Statute to the contrary notwithstanding"]; to which they do not agree, for these
"1. Because it changeth the ancient Laws of Sewers
through the Middle of the County above Fifty
Miles together, and puts the Nomination of the
Commissioners out of the Crown into the Country Gentlemen for ever.
"2. It is conceived that the ancient Commissioners of
Sewers, being the Nobility and Gentry of the
Country, will be as careful of improving a Navigation of such general Benefit as any Commissioners under a new Establishment, who may as
well disturb the said Navigation as the former
"3. It is probable to discontent all the ancient Commissioners left out of this new Establishment, and
occasion them to be negligent in their Jurisdictions, being disturbed in their ancient Methods
and Sessions for Sewers: Besides, the Limits of
the several Jurisdictions happen to be in the
Middle of the Banks of Two great Fens, which
between both Jurisdictions may probably be
neglected; and Surveyors and other Officers of
Sewers in the Fens will be at a Loss whom to
attend, whom to obey, and confounded in case
their Methods be several.
"4. There hath been always a great Care had to
have but One great Commission of Sewers for
all the Three Parts of the said County, to avoid
clashing or interfering of several Jurisdictions,
which is feared might happen in this Case, to
the great Inconvenience of the Country. Further, it is observable, that in Acts passed for making other Rivers more navigable, the ancient
Commissioners of Sewers are not changed, and
yet the Works go on without Interruption."
The House, upon Consideration of this Conference,
agreed with the House of Commons in their Desires.
and on the Merchants Ships Bill.
Next, the Earl of Anglesey reported the Effect of the
Conference with the House of Commons; which was,
"To let their Lordships know, That the Commons agree
to their Lordships Amendments in the Bill to prevent the Delivery-up of Merchants Ships to Pirates,
&c. except the Amendment following; videlicet,
"After the Word ["Part"], in the End of the 19th
Line, leave out all to the Word ["of"] in the 22th
Line, in which they do not agree, for these Reasons:
"Because Laws ought to be made with as great
Equality as may be to all Parts of the Kingdom;
but, if Encouragement should be given to ThreeDeck Ships only, London and Bristoll would have the
Advantage, the other Ports not being capable thereof; for,
"1. The Charge of building such a Ship is so great,
costing Eight Thousand Pounds set out to Sea,
that they will not venture in the Out-ports so
much Stock in the Hull of a Ship.
"2. Many of the Out-ports have not Depths of
Water to harbour such a Ship.
"3. Neither can they lade so great a Ship from
those Ports to any Parts of the World.
"4. Nor are they able to vent the Lading of such a
Ship when returned with Foreign Commodities.
"So that, if they have not Two-Deck Ships of
Force, they will venture in small Vessels, and
thereby expose His Majesty's Subjects to Hazard, and the Stock of the Kingdom to Loss.
"Neither will they build Two-Deck Ships of that
Force and Burden, unless encouraged thereto; for
that such a Two-Deck Ship will cost, set to Sea,
Four Thousand Pounds; which if they build, great
Advantage ariseth to the Kingdom thereby:
"1. His Majesty's Subjects sailing in them are preserved from being Slaves.
"2. And the Merchants Stock from Damage by Seas
and Danger of Enemies.
"3. The Trade of the Nation more certainly carried on.
"4. Commanders and Seamen will be brought up
more fit to serve His Majesty, by failing in and
managing such Ships, than in small Vessels.
"5. Thereby His Majesty's Customs upon imported
Foreign Commodities will be the better secured.
"6. And such Ships are fit to serve His Majesty
when He shall have Occasion for them; for that
they will, as Men of War, well carry Forty
Guns, and are of great Use in Fight, to squadron
with His Majesty's greater Ships, as likewise in
Chace, and to be employed as Convoys as Need
"And to incite the building of Ships of several Burdens (by greater and smaller Encouragements) is
the Practice of neighbouring Nations; as, Sweden hath their smaller Half-free Ships under
one Encouragement, and their greater wholefree Ships under another Encouragement; and,
France in like Manner from 100 to 300 Tuns,
and so upwards; and this not only to continue
for Two Voyages, but while the Ships are in
Being; the least of which Encouragements in
Swedland is every Voyage more than the
"Whereas their Lordships did alledge that the former Bill had nothing in it of Two Decks, be pleased
to observe, that it allowed a Tenth Part to Ships of
Two Decks and a Half, which Ships were convenient
for Merchants, but not so proper for His Majesty's
Service; for a Two Deck Ship, to which a Half
Deck at a small Charge may be added (for which
there is but a Twentieth Part of the Customs proposed), is fitter for a Man of War than a Two Deck
and a Half of the like Burthen, for which in the former Act there was a Tenth paid.
"Therefore the Commons say, They have given Encouragement to Ships of Two Decks, provided they
are of 300 Tun, mounted with 30 Guns."
The Lords, upon Consideration of the Matter of this
Conference, and the Reasons offered by the House of
Commons, do agree with the House of Commons, in
leaving out the said Clause.
Message to H C that the Lords agree to those Bills.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Sir Thomas Escourt and Sir Andrew Hackett:
To let them know, that the Lords do agree with
the House of Commons in Matters of the Two last
Conferences; one, concerning the Bill for improving
the Navigation between the Town of Boston and the
River of Trent; the other, concerning the Bill to prevent the Delivery up of Merchant Ships to Pirates.
Seamen, and Navy Stores Bill.
vice lecta est Billa, "An Act to prevent
the Disturbances of Seamen and others, and to preserve the Stores belonging to His Majesty's Navy
Ly. Read's Petition.
ORDERED, That the Report from His Majesty concerning the Lady Reade, and also her Petition, shall be
read To-morrow Morning.
D. Bucks Privilege.
ORDERED, That those Persons sent for at the Complaint of the Duke of Bucks, and now in the Custody
of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, shall be
brought to this Bar To-morrow Morning.
ORDERED, That the Bill concerning Mr. Houghton
shall be read To-morrow Morning.
After a Question put, no Lords stirout of his Place.
ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in
Parliament assembled, That, after a Question is put, and
the House hath voted thereupon, no Lord is to depart
out of his Place until the House have either entered on
some other Business, or upon Consideration of adjourning the House; and that this Order be added to the
Roll of Standing Orders of this House.
March. of Worcester recommended to the King, for Money due to the late Marquis.
Upon reading the humble Petition of Margret Marchioness Dowager of Worcester; shewing, "That His
Majesty is indehred to Edward late Marquis of Worcester, whose Administratrix the Petitioner is; praying, that this House would recommend her Case unto
It is thereupon ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and
Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Lord Chamberlain of His Majesty's Household, the Earl of (fn. *)
Anglesey, the Lord Holles, and the Lord Ashley, be, and are
hereby, appointed to recommend the Petitioner's Case
unto His Majesty, from this House.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Martis, 14um
diem instantis Martii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic